Quit Smoking in Hobart Tasmania

Laser Acupuncture available in Hobart Tasmania | Quit Smoking Today

Despite Tasmania leading the way on public health initiatives in tobacco control, the results of the 2011 Australian Health Survey indicated that Tasmania continues to have the highest smoking rates of all Australian states. In 2011, Tasmania’s current smoking rate was 21.7% compared to a national current smoking rate of 18%.

Within the Tasmanian population there are groups of individuals with significantly higher smoking rates than the general population. Current smoking rates are especially high for males aged between 25-34 (40%) and 35-44 year olds, (38.6%). Tasmania continues to have the highest proportion of women who smoked during pregnancy with prevalence of 35.7% for those aged under 20 and 30.8% for those aged 20-24.

Choose Laser therapy

The AcuQuit® treatment is Laser Acupuncture therapy (without needles) designed to reduce your cravings for cigarettes and stop the addiction.

AcuQuit® is performed by AcuQuit® therapists who are health practitioners registered with the Australian Government. They are qualified and experienced to perform this treatment.

For information on how AcuQuit® works click here.

The treatment has been designed to reduce the physical symptoms of nicotine addiction and withdrawal (such as cravings) to enable people to quit smoking. The overall treatment time is approximately 30 minutes.

Our treatment is drug free and we do not use any quit smoking hypnosis or quit smoking hypnotherapy techniques.

Does Laser to Stop Smoking really work?

There are many research articles available examining Acupuncture’s role in addiction and the potential for treatment to reduce and eliminate dependency.

Laser Acupuncture had an 84% success rate in recent research (Lim 2018) with many participants reporting they no longer had the urge to smoke. [1]

Laser acupoint stimulation does indeed modify the physical symptoms of withdrawal and makes it possible for motivated persons to succeed in overcoming habitual smoking of tobacco, concluded a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized study. [2]

The most recent Cochrane Systematic Review (White 2014) states that the 2008 Kerr study on laser stimulation is strongly positive at both short and long-term outcomes. [3]

Earlier research had shown that Laser Acupuncture had a 71% success rate in heavy smoking patients. [4]

This external research suggests that Laser Acupuncture treatments and protocols may provide beneficial outcomes however other papers did not have the same findings so the evidence is regarded as mixed. The AcuQuit treatment is unique and so treatment methods and results will vary from available research. We encourage patients to make an informed decision knowing that success cannot be guaranteed with our treatment.

AcuQuit® Quit Smoking Hobart Location

By appointment only

Please note that all our treatments are by appointment only.

We do not under any circumstances offer walk in appointments.

Quit Smoking Hobart Tasmania

Hobart Location

3/26 Bayfield Street
Rosny Park, Hobart TAS 7018


Our Hobart Laser to Stop smoking clinic is located inside the Clarence Chiropractic Centre. We are located in Suite 3 which is on the upper level (far left hand side) at 26 Bayfield Street in Rosny Park, Hobart Tasmania.

Quit Smoking Hobart

Street parking is available.


Our Hobart Laser to Stop smoking clinic is 2.5 hours from Launceston, 3 hours 15 minutes from Devonport and 3 hours 40 minutes from Burnie.

Quit Smoking Acupuncture Hobart Bookings

Click here to book your Quit Smoking Laser Hobart appointment online.

Alternatively phone us on 1800228784 to make a booking or for more information.


[1] Painless Laser Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation. Rodney Choon Huat Lim. Med Acupunct. 2018 Jun 1; 30(3): 159–162. Link

[2] Low level laser for the stimulation of acupoints for smoking cessation: a double blind, placebo controlled randomised trial and semi structured interviews. Catherine M. Kerr, Paul B. Lowe & Neil I. Spielholz. Link

[3] White AR, Rampes H, Liu JP, Stead LF, Campbell J. Acupuncture and related interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014(1):Cd000009. Link

[4] Laser-acupuncture reduces cigarette smoking: a preliminary report. Zalesskiy VN, Belousova IA, Frolov GV. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1983;8(3-4):297-302. Link